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Madame Tussauds Nashville surprised country music legend Loretta Lynn
with the "first look" of her wax figure tonight at "Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert."
Produced by AEG Presents, the once-in-a-lifetime musical event at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena
featured Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Ana Cristina Cash, Brandi Carlile, Brandy
Clark, Cam, Crystal Gayle, Darius
Rucker, Garth Brooks, George
Strait, Holly Williams, Jack White, John Carter Cash, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Little
Big Town, Margo Price, Martina McBride, Miranda
Lambert, Peggy Sue, Pistol Annies, Randy Houser, Tanya
Tucker, The Highwomen and Trisha Yearwood, as well as an all-sing finale featuring the legendary woman of honor herself. Net proceeds from the show benefit the Opry Trust
Fund and the Country Music
Hall of Fame and Museum.
"Seeing my Madame Tussauds wax figure for the first time tonight has been the icing on the cake," said Lynn, who turns 87 on April 14. "Standing beside my 1970s self at this star-studded birthday party is a trip down memory lane!"
Lynn's life-like wax figure represents a "moment in time" from her booming career in the late '70s and is permanently displayed in a '70s-themed Grand Ole Opry stage room at the Nashville attraction at Opry Mills. Her figure is outfitted in the full-length blue dress once worn on stage and featured on the cover of "I Remember Patsy," which was released on April 4, 1977.
Lynn was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1962, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Country Music
Hall of Fame in 1988. The Grammy Award winning country icon whose hits include "Coal Miner's Daughter," "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)," "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)," "The Pill" and "Fist City" released her 41st studio album "Wouldn't It Be Great" in September.
Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research and take more than 300 measurements to recreate world-famous icons, achieving the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the almost 200-year old Madame Tussauds legacy.
Madame Tussauds Nashville is the company's first offering in the U.S. that focuses solely on music icons that have shaped America's musical landscape. Guests are encouraged to have fun with the famous stars from musical genres such as Country, Rock n Roll, Jazz, Blues and Pop.
Additional Nashville figures include Darius
Shelton, Stevie Wonder, Carrie Underwood, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers, George
Jones, Miley Cyrus, Minnie Pearl, Ozzie Osbourne, BB King, Luke Bryan, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift.
For more information, visit https://www.madametussauds.com/nashville.